Definition of hard-billed in English:

hard-billed

adjective

Ornithology
  • Having a hard bill; specifically that is a hardbill. Contrasted with soft-billed.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From hard + billed.

Pronunciation

hard-billed

/ˈhɑːdbɪld/